Hatha India Yoga Teacher Training

This 300-hour yoga teacher training course is a residential Hatha-Vinyasa yoga course, running for just a month in duration. It expands on the knowledge learned in the 200-hour, to elevate your skills and deepen your understanding of yogic principles. The 300 hour YTTC at Rishikesh Yog Dham is perfect and ideally suited for those who have successfully completed their 200 hours Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Training, this being a pre-requisite. RYD is a perfect blend of Indian culture and yogic values to give you a truly traditional yogic experience in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Retreat highlights

  • Yoga therapy and Ayurveda sessions
  • Daily Intensive hatha vinyasa yoga practice
  • Advance pranayama, Shatkarma & Meditation practice
  • Daily yogic vegetarian meals, detox herbal tea & Juices
  • Weekend excursions - Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • Complementary Ayurvedic massage
  • 29 nights’ accommodation
  • Free yoga material

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

29 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Hindi, Sanskrit, English
The maximum participants in the group is 15

Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$70 per person)

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The location of Rishikesh Yog Dham and its natural surroundings make your training even more inspiring, with the accommodation provided, clean and comfortable. Room Amenities include:

  • Private double bedroom - Western style
  • Own private attached bathroom
  • Bed sheets, blankets and a pillow
  • Hot water
  • Filtered water
  • Wi-Fi

Rishikesh Yog Dham Yoga Teacher Training India Program


Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance USA. Registration with Yoga Alliance USA provides a globally recognized credential.

With Yoga becoming more advanced and a demanding career choice for many, Rishikesh Yog Dham's 300-hour YTTC is artfully designed to provide you with the necessary skills and techniques needed to raise your levels to the next, getting deeper into your own practice and mastering the skills of conducting excellent yoga sessions for your clientele.

Rishikesh Yog Dham is a favorite choice of yogis wanting to deepen their yoga knowledge whilst making their yoga journey interesting and worthwhile, making their trip truly inspirational to many. The school has carefully assembled the course content and syllabus while being totally compliant with the standards laid down by Yoga Alliance USA.

Yoga is not all about asanas or the fancy acrobatic performance we see around. The teachers of Rishikesh Yog Dham put their vast knowledge and experience in action, sharing their best to seekers who travel long distance in search of authentic and true knowledge of Yoga which is beyond Asana practice. %The course covers in depth study of asanas, Yoga anatomy, advanced pranayama, bandhas and meditation techniques, comprehensive training of sequencing and advanced adjustments and alignment techniques. This 300 hours YTTC includes a challenging yoga asana practice with equal importance given on advanced breathing techniques, energy locks and more.

Course Syllabus

Yoga Asanas

The course will gradually raise levels of students and bring them on one platform thereby getting deeper into the advance techniques of yoga asanas. These advance asanas are taught with ample of modifications needed by each body type along with proper alignment.

Asanas to be covered in this course will vary from intermediate to advance level.

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology

An advance yoga course calls for in-depth study and understanding of anatomical aspect of yoga asanas. The course will cover health benefits, contraindications, proper alignment techniques and various modification techniques to aid the yoga practice, with right understanding and knowledge as per different body types and fitness level.

Yoga Philosophy

Yog Dham takes you into deeper study of the traditional scripts of Hatha Yoga, the asana practice and how breathing –pranayama and bandhas - play an important role in your yoga journey.

Pranayama, Bandhas & Shatkarma

This being a level II 300 hour YTTC, a lot of time is devoted as per the syllabus to Pranayama and its practice. You will also practice Bandhas on a regular basis and explain the importance of these aspects in relation to ones’ yoga practice. Daily cleansing rituals will be a part of the course with advanced techniques coming more into play.


Meditation is a very powerful tool in life. It’s not just limited to the field of Yoga. Meditation has left its impressions in the field of science with different medical terms. To develop your skills of conducting great meditation sessions, is very crucial for an advanced teacher and the teachers of this course shall take you through all the different methods of meditation to develop your skills perfectly.

Teaching Methodology

At Yog Dham, a lot of emphasis and time is devoted to the teaching aspect. Each student is given ample of time and opportunity to tune in his/her teaching skills. The teachers help you with delivering a well-designed class with great sequencing art, different themes, focus areas etc. You will learn how to incorporate pranayama, bandhas and meditation into your asana class, to make it a holistic package deal for your clientele, how to assist a class, corrections, alignments, modifications and more.

Assessment & Certification

Important factors that influence your successful certification are attendance, your attitude towards your fellow course mates, teachers and staff, submission of written assignments and final practicum

300 Hour YTTC Daily Schedule

A typical day of training looks like

  • 05:45 Wake-up
  • 06:15 - 06:30 Shatkarma
  • 06:30 - 07:00 Pranayama
  • 07:00 - 08:45 Yoga Asana Class
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
  • 10:45 - 12:00 Meditation & Mantra Chanting
  • 12:30 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Self-Study
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yoga Philosophy
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Teaching Methodology, Alignment & Correction Class
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 Free time
  • 22:00 Lights-off

Rishikesh Yog Dham’s USP-s

  • Excellent and humble Yoga teachers with vast experience of teaching around the globe.
  • Small class size of 15 students max, devoting optimal time and attention to each student.
  • Located in a peaceful area, with mountains on all sides and amazing chirping of birds around, away from the main hustle bustle of the city and yet close to all required necessities.


Upon completion of the intense program, new instructors will be able to conduct and teach a class according to their students specific needs. Instructors will be able to teach pranayama, meditation, shatkarma, possess in-depth understanding of anatomy and philosophy, hatha yoga and flow yoga, equipped with correction methods and alignments. Graduated teachers will be more confident to partake their career in yoga, as well as in their daily personal practice.

Included excursions

  • Waterfall treks
  • Evening Ganga Aarti
  • Full moon river meditation
  • Nearby caves and temples visit
  • Riverrafting
  • Sun rise yoga practice in the foothills of Himalayas
  • Morning walk to the Beatles Ashram


Arvind Sharma - Lead Instructor
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Arvind is the lead Instructor at the leading yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh, the world capital of yoga. He is an E-RYT 500 and has an experience of teaching yoga since 2009. He has been teaching for his own school since its inception in 2013 and has hosted multiple yoga teacher training courses all year round. Having taught in China, Russia, and India, Arvind has gained a lot of experience in the field of yoga.
Ajay Dhasmana - Anatomy
Ajay ji has been sharing his yoga anatomy (Sarir Vigyan) knowledge at Rishikesh Yoga Dham. Being a good yoga anatomy teacher, he also helps his students improve their lifestyle and inspires them to live a yogic life. Ajay has a Master degree in human biology, yogic treatment, and physiology. He is a simple-hearted but unique teacher who is appreciated for his genius mind, straightforward attitude, and joyous face with positive energy.
Vikal Sajwan
Vikal Sajwan graduated from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in the Uttarakhand province of India, getting good marks in subjects like history, political science and sociology. He has been teaching meditation in Rishikesh for the last three years. Vikal also taught meditation in Delhi, India, and has a diploma in Hotel Management where he learned about yogic food, nutrition and a balanced diet. He has a six-month diploma in yogic science from Dev Sanskriti University in Uttarakhand and also an ​18-month ​​diploma in yoga naturopathy from Bhopal University, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Manoj Ji
Manoj is a traditional Indian Hatha yoga teacher. Manoj began his study of yoga at the age of 15 in the holy city of Rishikesh, India, and began teaching yoga at age 19. Manoj is a very systematic yoga teacher teaching morning asana, pranayama, and Shatkarma classes at Rishikesh Yoga Dham.
Mahesh Ji
Mahesh Ji did his masters in Yogic Science (Gold Medalist) and Philosophy at Uttarakhand Sanskrit University. He has attended many national and international seminars related to yoga therapy, yogic science and philosophy. Mahesh Ji works as a teacher of yoga therapy, acupressure therapy, prana healing therapy, and marma therapy.

Retreat location

Rishikesh Yog Dham is located in pristine surroundings that offer a view of the mighty Himalayas and intervening forests with the Holy Ganges River flowing nearby. In this land of the great yogis, the school too endeavors to bring to the true learner an effective Hatha yoga practice.

Rishikesh has the honour of being deemed the Yoga Capital of the World. It is a small city in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand, 240 kilometers from Delhi, the capital of India. The area of Rishikesh rose to fame in the 1960s, when the Beatles visited the Maharishi Ashram to stay with their spiritual guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Claimed as the birthplace of Yoga, Rishikesh is the unsurpassed choice as the place to study, feel and live yoga and is the number one destination for spiritual seekers, from all over the world.

Five minutes away from Rishikesh Yog Dham flows the tranquil and sacred river Ganga, with famous nearby spots: the bustling Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, the Beatles Ashram and some truly renowned cafes. Rishikesh is one of the most sought after destinations for people of all ages and cultures. Most of the action is north of the main town, where the setting of forested hill surroundings is conducive to meditation and mind expansion.

Rishikesh also hosts a popular white water rafting center and Himalayan-trekking gateway.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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At Rishikesh Yog Dham, the hosts make sure their students are happy and motivated with the right intake of food and nutrients, much needed to have a healthy mind and body for the intensive practice. There are three meals served - breakfast, lunch and dinner, the food being pure vegetarian. They also cater to students' request of having vegan food, but this has to be informed at the time of enrollment.

Food provided will never be less, however, they do follow Pratyahara concept of food intake. Having said that, the hosts ensure that no students' appetite is left unsaturated. Whether you are first to take the serving or the last to come to dining table, you will be served your rightful share. There will always be a good variety of food served during the course. Vegan food is served on pre-informed requisite basis only.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Raw food
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Beautiful tiny waterfalls nearby
  • Enjoy various small treks that Rishikesh has to offer
  • Enjoy evenings at Ganges beach
  • Participate in Satsang evenings
  • Various ashrams and caves
  • You can indulge in Spa treats for yourself
  • Yummy food at cafes around

Spa treatments

Spa treatments are available at various centers tied up with Rishikesh Yog Dham, that offer great discounts and other special offers.

What's included

  • 29 nights of accommodation
  • 3 daily healthy and nutritious vegetarian meals
  • Advanced meditation techniques
  • Advanced pranayama and Shatkarma techniques
  • Free yoga material
  • Intensive Hatha yoga practice
  • Rishikesh Yog Dham yoga t-shirt
  • Sunday Excursions
  • Yoga therapy and Ayurveda sessions
  • Yoga material such as books & cleansing kit
  • Yoga Alliance USA certification

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport pick up / drop off
  • Extra activities
  • Massages and spa treatments
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by Airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Cab transfer to and from this airport is available. The transportation cost is a fixed fee of 70 USD one way.

You can also choose to fly to the closest domestic airport - Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun (DED) from Delhi/Mumbai and then avail the school's cab service, for 40 USD to and from.

Arrival by Train

The closest important train station is Haridwar. You can book a train from Delhi to Haridwar which is roughly around 6 hours’ journey. From Haridwar you can hire a tuk-tuk and reach at the venue which should take approximately an hour, depending on the traffic.

Arrival by Bus

Bus journey/train costs you more or less the same. However, trains are much safer an option and comfortable too.

If at all, the bus option is what you wish to take, then from the airport head to the ISBT (Interstate bus terminus) In Delhi. Keeping safety in mind, it is advised to take a morning bus journey.

Arrival by Taxi

Rishikesh Yog Dham has its pick up/drop off facility, which you can pre-book to avail the service. Fixed rates are as follows:

  • From Delhi airport (DEL) - 70 USD one way.
  • From Dehradun Jolly Grant airport (DED) - 20 USD one way.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$70 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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